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Daily Mail – Great Britain

Green Party ‘did not contest Zac Goldsmith by-election after they were offered donation to sit it out’

A report that appears to have been written by Kingston Green Party activists suggest senior members of the national party did not contest the Richmond by-election due to the huge offer.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 8:25 am

The Queen is escorted out of Goring Hotel after a ‘drunk’ intruder interrupted her lunch

David Morgan-Hewitt, managing director of London’s The Goring Hotel, stepped in to escort The Queen to safety after her private lunch was disrupted by a ‘drunken’ intruder.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 8:22 am

Riddle of the Oxford village and the Chinese tourists solved

A tour guide has come clean as to why there were so many tourists stopping in Kidlington, Oxfordshire – they were being punished for refusing to pay a hefty surcharge to visit Blenheim Palace.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 8:20 am

Theresa May admits she WILL have to show her Brexit plan

Theresa May will present a Brexit plan to MPs before starting official talks on quitting the EU in a U-turn aimed at averting a Tory rebellion today in the Commons.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 8:18 am

Man in the Hat was not a major threat, MI5 said while EU laws

Police and MI5 missed a string of chances to stop terror suspect Mohamed Abrini, dubbed the Man in the Hat, who used British benefits to fund attacks on Paris and Brussels.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 8:16 am

Action Against Stalking charity boss who harassed ex-wife for nine months is spared jail

Peter Noreiko, 67, from Troon in South Ayrshire, who followed his ex-wife Elaine Ferrie, 54, for nine months and repeatedly drove past her house has been spared jail.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 7:53 am

NICE urge staff to encourage patients to list hopes and dreams

NICE is urging medical staff to draw up care plans for terminally ill youngsters, which include their wishes. This could include places to visit, finishing their GCSEs and who be given belongings.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 7:46 am

Indian Express – India

Islamists rally in Egypt ahead of referendum vote, 3 killed

Islamist supporters of Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood organization added a call to boycott of the referendum.

Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:54 am

Over 100 houses burned down in China”s ancient Tibetan town

No casualties were reported and the cause of the fire is being investigated, the report said.

Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:26 am

‘India dangerous weak link in n-security”

Estimated 1,400 tons uranium and almost 500 tons of plutonium stored in around the world.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 8:09 pm

Parvez Musharraf’s health report shows no illness: Prosecutor

Musharraf was rushed to hospital after he developed heart problems while being driven to special court.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:44 am

Huffington Post announces creation of new online publication, THEWORLDPOST

THEWORLDPOST editorial board includes noted Indian journalist Dileep Padgaonkar.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:14 am

Earth’s atmosphere suffers from ‘nuclear hangover’

According to Alvarado, the levels were not high enough to pose a risk to human health.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 12:28 pm

Polar freeze turns deadly, moves to US East and South after killing 21 people

The Midwest and the East experienced temperatures colder than much of Antarctica.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 8:09 am


BBC – Great Britain

Defence secrets

Ukraine’s defence contracts are cloaked in secrecy and reformers complain of corruption, David Stern reports.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 3:56 am

100 Women 2016: Birthday cakes and candles for retired Russian cows

One Woman’s quest to rescue Russia’s aging cows.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 12:09 am

Arsenal finish top of Champions League group

Arsenal finish top of Champions League Group A thanks to a Lucas Perez hat-trick in Basel and Paris St-Germain’s draw with Ludogorets Razgrad.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 11:36 pm

Hammarskjold death: UN asked to launch fresh inquiry

The UN could launch a new inquiry into the 1961 air crash that killed then UN chief Dag Hammarskjold.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 10:14 pm

Malta bans ‘gay cure’ conversion therapy

Malta is the first European Union country to ban ‘gay cure’ conversion therapy.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 9:34 pm

Amnesty urges compensation for Turkey’s displaced Kurds

Amnesty International urges Turkey to compensate people who fled fighting in Kurdish-majority Diyarbakir.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 6:16 pm

Green delight as Trump’s Irish wall plans withdrawn

Donald Trump’s plan to erect a huge sea wall at his Irish golf course has been withdrawn in the light of stiff opposition.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 6:15 pm

NPR – United States

As Syrian Government Forces Advance, The War Could Be At A Turning Point

After more than five years of fighting, President Bashar Assad’s military is making significant advances against rebels in Aleppo and is subduing the restive suburbs of Damascus.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 8:25 am

To Help The Poorest Of The Poor, First You Have To Find Them

A new project uses computers to analyze daytime satellite pictures for signs of extreme poverty. Does it work?

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 10:40 pm

Legal Win For Marine Who Used Classified Information In An Email Warning

A federal judge has overturned a military panel’s decision to force Maj. Jason Brezler out of the Corps for including classified information in an email to his fellow Marines.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 10:36 pm

When It Comes To Wealthy Leaders, World Abounds With Cautionary Tales

Other countries have elected wealthy businessmen for the same reason Donald Trump won: People think they’re so rich, they must be incorruptible. But in many cases, corruption and cronyism followed.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 10:24 pm

Civilians Face Heightened Danger As Iraqi Forces Fight To Retake Mosul

As the number of injuries and deaths increase for civilians in Mosul and Iraqi troops trying to liberate them from ISIS, it raises questions about guidance that civilians should stay in place.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 9:39 pm

Gambia Poised For Peaceful Transition After 22 Years Under Authoritarian Ruler

The tiny West African nation of Gambia is poised for an unprecedented handover of power. In a surprise election upset, the opposition candidate bested the 22-year ruler, whose government is known for forced disappearances, torture and other human rights violations.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 9:39 pm

Canada Prepares To Announce First Woman Featured On Bank Note

Canada will announce Thursday the woman who will appear on the first bank note of the next series. A total of 461 iconic Canadian women met the qualifying criteria and a short list was set.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 9:39 pm

The Jerusalem Post – Israel

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Voice of America – US Government

Renzi Starts Final Days as Italy Premier With Party Huddle

Italian Premier Matteo Renzi is opening his final days in office by meeting with his party members, as opposition leaders jockey for position following his resounding defeat in a weekend referendum.

Renzi will address his Democratic Party later Wednesday. The Senate, meanwhile, begins debating the 2017 budget, passage of which will trigger his official resignation.

Italian President Sergio Mattarella had asked Renzi to stay on until the crucial budget law clears before he begins…

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 8:25 am

Trump: US Must End ‘Cycle of Intervention and Chaos’

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump returned Tuesday to his vision of a non-interventionist foreign policy for the United States, saying as he did during his campaign, that he does not want to have American forces fighting “in areas that we shouldn’t be fighting in.”

Speaking during a “thank you” rally for his supporters in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Trump said instead his focus will be on defeating terrorists, including the Islamic State group.

“We will…

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 7:44 am

Ban Ki-moon Reflects on Decade at UN Helm

At the end of December, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will leave office after a decade at the helm of the world body. He sat down with VOA U.N. correspondent Margaret Besheer to reflect on his time as the world’s top diplomat.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 5:38 am

Winners and Losers When Jobs Move from Country to Country

A florist in Mexico is dependent on U.S. manufacturing companies that have re-located there. A Mexican business owner finds the U.S. more hospitable to his small printing business. International business has worked for them. But what about the workers left behind when companies move their jobs? Carolyn Presutti reports.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 5:38 am

New Ideas Help Construction Efforts in Mideast

Because of wars, poor planning and lack of funds, much of the Arab world suffers from a severe housing shortage. To jumpstart the construction industry, innovators are testing new approaches, from using previously discarded materials to employing robots. VOA’s George Putic reports.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 5:37 am

For the Elderly, a Wearable Airbag Offers Some Protection

A wearable airbag could help prevent injuries in the elderly and cut treatment costs. More from VOA’s Steve Baragona.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 5:37 am

Democrats Face Uncertain Future Following Trump Victory

The Democratic party in the U.S. is looking to regroup following Republican Donald Trump’s victory in last month’s presidential election, which also resulted in continued Republican control of the Senate and the House of Representatives. VOA National Correspondent Jim Malone has more from Washington.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 5:37 am


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